ZA147 RETURN TO UK

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ZA147 RETURN TO UK

Post by spikeXR809 »

Morning to you all I've been busy for a while so have not been able to post any news, also forgot my login details.

I'm not 100% sure on this but ZA147 could be due back to the UK sometime next week, as a tristar was flown down south this week so informed by a sqn member today.

if i can find out any more info i will post it on the site.

Long live the Queen of the Skies wherever they will be displayed

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Post by Jazz707 »

Thanks for the info Spike.

Despite the rumours it'll be good to have 147 back. Somewhere a bit 'different', but i really didn't want to trek all the way down there to see it (because i would have)!

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Confirmed - Tristar ZD951 went Brize Norton - Ascension on Friday.

Guess that means ZA147 is headed somewhere...but where ?

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Local press in Stanley reports that the handover is underway, a Falklands VC-10 farewell tour tomorrow with the airframe returning to the UK early September. Make of that what you will...

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Further to this, apparently 147 diverted into Sao Paulo after leaving MPA.

As of today she still hasn't returned to Brize. Make of that what you will... :?

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Morning to you all

First day back at work, had a look at the FP for the week, 147 due back @ BZZ on the 03/09/13 very late evening,around 2330 local?. Will keep you informed if any changes happen whilst i am at work over the next few days.

Also ZA150 is on tanker standby as no tristars to carry out task.

Have a good day

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I might get some odd looks hanging around that time of night with my camera LOL.

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The Sao Paulo info was apparently duff gen - an informed source tells me 147 was still at MPA on Friday. The local news reports it did a farewell fly-by on Friday afternoon, and is due to head back on Monday.

This would tie up with Spikes info regarding arriving at BZZ Tuesday evening, assuming it night-stops in Acension. I will keep an eye out for further news.

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Should be good for one frame at the Families Day, anyone know which other aircraft are due to attend? Also what day the VC10 is likely to depart up to Leuchars? Cheers

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Evening to you all

At work just checked the FP for ZA147 now due to land @ BZZ @2050 local.

Also ZA150 no longer on tanker standby,but no tasking for either a/c at the moment as per the FP but will keep you informed if any changes between now and when i finish shift Thursday morning.

Just for a bit info airtanker is doing tanker standby,

Thanks
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just looked out off the office notice and heard ZA150 taxing out for departure.

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ZA150 under TARTN23 is trackable on FR24, currently west of Birmingham :D

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Thumper wrote:ZA150 under TARTN23 is trackable on FR24, currently west of Birmingham :D
Thanks Helen, tracking a I type :)

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Post by Jelle Hieminga »

Hello guys,

Could I just remind everyone that posting about expected flights on an open forum gets the RAF slightly nervous sometimes? We're getting details again which are just too specific. This would be fine if we were discussing Easyjet but the RAF has a somewhat different task and we may be jeopardising this. I know it sounds odd as the VC10 is so close to retirement but the job it's doing remains important and may be sensitive at times.

I know that it enables us enthusiasts to see the VC10 now that the opportunities are so slim, but please keep the specifics away from the public forum. You can of course use PMs or e-mail.

Sorry to be a spoilsport but I have to ask for your cooperation in this. Thanks!
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